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Can I get sick from sewage exposure?

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    The unsung heroes of the public’s daily lives are centralized sewer networks and water treatment plants. These procedures, which range from maintaining safe drinking water to disposing of human waste, go unreported, which is understandable given that public exposure to sewage is something that no one should have to cope with.

    But what about professionals who deal with sewage on a daily basis? What if they’re exposed? Overflowing toilets and septic tanks, as well as backed-up sinks, tubs, and floor drains, are the most prevalent ways people are exposed to sewage. Professionals who work with sewage on a daily basis, on the other hand, run the risk of getting exposed at any point during their job.

    Sewage Exposure’s Health Hazards

    Sewage-related diseases can have an immediate impact on the human body and result in the rapid bacterial spread. Viruses, germs, and parasites are three major health dangers brought on by the effects of raw sewage.


    Gastroenteritis, sometimes known as the stomach flu, is caused by viruses. Diarrhea, abdominal pain, cramping, nausea, and vomiting are all symptoms of this infection. Poliomyelitis is another virus that can cause temporary or permanent paralysis. Sore throats, fevers, nausea, vomiting, constipation, and stomach pain are all frequent symptoms.

    Diseases Caused by Sewage Exposure

    • Campylobacteriosis
    • Cryptosporidiosis
    • Diarrheagenic E. coli
    • Gastroenteritis
    • Giardiasis
    • Hepatitis A
    • Salmonellosis
    • Dysentery
    • Typhoid fever

    As you can see, sewage may be dangerous and even lethal. Even in small quantities, it should be recognized as hazardous waste and handled with extreme caution. The right thing to do is choose the right company to take care of it properly. CPR24 Restoration Services is always there to help you with your sewage cleanup and backup. CALL (416) 551-8287 in case of any emergency.